While the direction, cinematography, and performances (especially McConaughey who steals the show) were great but the story left me cold and was severely lacking though certain scenes were incredibly intense. All I could do was laugh and cringe at these pathetic characters (and maybe that was the point). But I know I won't look at fried chicken that same way for awhile...
Chi è Friedkin? Un talento incompreso o il più grande di tutti? Sicuramente il film lascia il segno e alcune sequenze rimangono impresse nella memoria, come [scusate lo spoileraggio] il pompino alla coscia di pollo ed il finale. Ma è tutto oro quello che luccica? Il testo è debole, del protagonista Joe non sappiamo nulla e, seppur impersonato alla grande da McConaughey, appare privo di spessore. Imperfetto
Um, holy shit. I'm not sure if I'm more shocked by a decent performance from Matthew McConaughey or that Holy-Fucking-Shit ending. Killer Joe is white trash noir with an ending which kind of appropriately reminded me of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Killer Joe kind of meanders from time to time but grabs you by the throat and makes goddamn sure it has your attention. Jeeeeesus Christ...!
Un noir a tinte pulp, a tratti grottesco, Tracy Letts autrice dell'opera teatrale viene da lei stessa adattata fornendo la migliore soluzione per il grande schermo ma la vera arma d'attacco nelle mani di Friedkin è sicuramente un inaspettato McConaughey. Gioco al massacro con finale a libera interpretazione, solo me lo sarei aspettato più incisivo e brutale.
Very intriguing film that is ultimately worth it for the ridiculously insane conclusion.
arrasadoramente non sense, cruel e estranhamente divertido em alguns momentos. perverso, louco, e com um desfecho de deixar qualquer um com o queixo caído, tenso, agarrado à poltrona, esperando por um desfecho que nunca chegará.
It's hard to call this "Friedkin's best" because of The Exorcist and French Connection, but it's the best thing he's done in a long time. I enjoyed Bug, but love this film with every fiber of my being. To retread what everyone on the planet has said, I didn't think I'd like McConaughey in a role so much. The supporting cast was also great and I'd recommend watching this more than once and possibly with commentary.
The sexual politics are questionable but it is good to see Friedkin return form with Bug and this twisted, noirish adaptation of the Letts play. McConaughey is so good he makes you angry he has wasted so much of his career in forgettable romantic comedies. Friedkin manages to make thisfeel less stagey than his adaptation of Bug. Recommended
Sadistic Southern gothic from playwright Tracy Letts showcasing Friedkin's considerable but often wasted talents behind the camera. Opening up the play and revelling in its sadism, misogyny and bad taste it becomes orchrestrated mayhem. Performances are good all around; Hirsh, Temple, Gershon and Church all well cast but it is McConaughey who rises to new depths surpringly enough here. Disturbing, harrowing work.,